Office of the President

Lori E. Varlotta

Welcome to Cal Lutheran!

Whether you are a long-time member of our Cal Lutheran community, new to the University, or checking us out for the first time, I am glad you’re here. Please use this site to discover or rediscover the wide range of educational, co-curricular, social, and recreational opportunities our community offers to students, faculty, staff, and friends.

Speaking of our community, there has never been a better time to be a part of this vibrant campus. Our 2022-23 academic year is chock full of exciting planning opportunities that will shape the future of Cal Lu for many years to come.

Cal Lutheran’s future is a bright one, and you can be a part of bringing that future to life. Take a close look at our website and then come explore our main campus and our various centers. It doesn’t take long to see the power and potential of this faith-friendly and future-focused university...come be a part of it all!

Lori E. Varlotta, PhD


AUGUST 26-28, 2022

Welcome to all of our new traditional undergraduate students!

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University Initiatives

Diversity, Equity,  Inclusion & Justice

Faculty and staff at Cal Lutheran are called to challenge barriers and prepare students to lead a life of meaning and purpose in pursuit of socially-just communities.


Shared Governance & Decision-Making

Our approach to shared governance is designed to advance the university's mission and promote a common good that prioritizes student learning and experience.


A Strategic Plan for Our Future

As California Lutheran University moves into its seventh decade, three strategic goals that arise from our identity, mission and values will be emphasized through 2022.